Wareham Town Council were delighted to appoint Mrs Vanessa Ricketts FSLCC, as their new Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) commencing September 2019. Vanessa has over 25 years of local government experience and worked in the past as Democratic and Electoral Services Manager at Purbeck District Council. Most recently, Vanessa was Town Clerk and RFO for Ferndown Town Council. Being Wareham’s first fully qualified Clerk, holding the Certificate in Local Council Administration, and also having been awarded a Fellowship of the Society of Local Council Clerks, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the Town Council. Vanessa also sits on the SLCC’s Panel Board for Standards in Public Life and is currently involved in forming national policies on conduct in the sector, championing professionalism for elected Members.
Speaking on her new appointment, Vanessa said, “I am delighted to have been appointed to this historic position and proud to be working for such a beautiful town. Wareham is very special and I’m in awe of the amazing volunteers that the town engages, and I look forward to working closely with the Council’s partners.”
In her spare time Vanessa is a keen motorcyclist and has several vintage bikes that she enjoys riding through the Purbeck Hills.